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First applications of Fidas® 200 S on Faroe Islands

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18/09/2014

Two Fidas 200 S, equivalent to our new certified Fidas 200 S devices, were recently supplied by our sales partner “Air Monitors Ltd.” for establishing a database of background air quality data on Faroe Islands. The world’s only certified optical fine dust measurement system for simultaneous determination of PM2.5 and PM10 is used for discovering pollution incidents from local or ...

Alstom to connect Greek Cycladic islands to ENTSO-E interconnected network

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17/09/2014

Alstom has been awarded a contract of approximately €35 million by the Greek Transmission Utility Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) for the turnkey supply of four gas-insulated substations (GIS) in Greece. The project will connect three Cycladic islands – Mykonos, Paros and Syros – directly to mainland Lavrion, located in the southeastern coast of Attica, ...

Climate action and economies can grow together

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18/09/2014

We can have our cake and eat it. That’s the main message of a new study that says the idea that we have to choose between battling against climate change or promoting growth in the world’s economy is a “false dilemma”. The report, The New Climate Economy, was produced by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, chaired by Felipe Calderón, the ...

The Battle Against Aircraft Noise

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18/09/2014

There is good news for anyone living near or under a flight path of one of the UK’s airports this week. A report out from the Airport Operators’ Association (AOA) shows that UK airports are reducing noise pollution and carbon emission despite growth in passenger numbers. The AOA was keen to publish the report in response to political and public calls and to demonstrate that ...

High profile location for ET’s new on-line metals in air analyser

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17/09/2014

Air quality monitoring specialist, Enviro Technology Services Plc has recently installed a state-of-the art, near real-time automatic metals-in-air analyser at the Marylebone Road “super-site” for King’s College London who had funding from NERC. The XACT 625 X-ray fluorescence multi-metals system is understood to be the first of its type to be installed outside of the USA and ...

Governor signs first California groundwater rules

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17/09/2014

California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management of its groundwater supply, bringing it in line with other states that have long regulated their wells. Groundwater makes up nearly 60 percent of California's water use during dry years. But it is not monitored ...

Radical rethink needed to maximise UK recycling rates

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17/09/2014

Conflicting opinions in the debate over future UK recycling rates are clouding the issues of what is realistically achievable and how challenging targets could be met, claims a leading resource recovery specialist. Commenting on industry concerns that England may miss its 50% by 2020 recycling target, Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Consulting, suggests a radical rethink is needed in the ...

New EPA guidance addresses RTCR

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18/09/2014

An interim final version of guidance from the US Environmental Protection Agency aims to help public water systems and primacy agencies comply with and implement the assessment and corrective action requirements of the Revised Total Coliform Rule. Under the RTCR, public water systems that are vulnerable to microbial contamination in the distribution system (as indicated by their monitoring ...

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